2013 GUFC Annual Conference Set for October 23 and 24 in Columbus
Columbus Georgia RiverWalk
Get ready for the 23rd Georgia Urban Forest Council Annual Conference and Awards Program October 23 and 24 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center, 801 Front Avenue, near the beautiful Columbus Riverwalk. The theme of this year’s conference is “Tree Canopy and Green Infrastructure: Creating Vibrant and Healthy Communities.” At this conference, we will concentrate on furthering our knowledge of green infrastructure, learn of green infrastructure successes in communities, and gain ideas on how to get it done. And for the first time, we are rolling our college canopy conference into our annual conference, providing a campus
Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center
educational track for landscape and tree personnel at colleges and universities. Guest speakers will include Karen Firehock, Director of the Green Infrastructure Center in Charlottesville, Virginia; Dr. Graeme Lockaby, Center for Forest Sustainability, Auburn University; Mike Beezhold, Senior Planner, CDM Smith, and former Watershed Manager, Lenexa Public Works, Lenexa, KS; and many other noted experts. Mark Bays, U & CF Coordinator, Oklahoma, will lead us through his journey in saving the Oklahoma “Survivor Tree.”
Columbus, GA Whitewater Rafting
Join us for excellent general session talks, concurrent sessions, roundtable sessions, tours, our annual urban forestry awards luncheon, and our annual ArborJam event that raises funds for the Georgia ReLeaf Program (ticket included in registration). Click on agenda here for full list of topics, sessions, and speakers.
While you’re in Columbus, you can enjoy a host of cultural and recreational opportunities, including museums, biking, walking, and even whitewater rafting!
- $135 for members (includes ArborJam admission and a $10 donation to Georgia ReLeaf)
- $160 for non-members (includes discounted GUFC membership, ArborJam admission and a $10 donation to Georgia ReLeaf)
For conference lodging information, click here. ISA Arborist CEUs have been requested. 7 Society of American Foresters CFE hours. Professional development certificates available for all.